Community News – July 11

Girl Scouts see Kodiak Island

Photo provided - Amber Pierce, Daisy Kettle, Ellie Syth, Paige Sarratt, Samantha Martin, Emilia Halstead, Miranda Martin, Ansleigh Coplin,  Kaitlyn Johnson, and Alexis Pierce spent a week in Kodiak working on their merit badges.

Photo provided - Amber Pierce, Daisy Kettle, Ellie Syth, Paige Sarratt, Samantha Martin, Emilia Halstead, Miranda Martin, Ansleigh Coplin, Kaitlyn Johnson, and Alexis Pierce spent a week in Kodiak working on their merit badges.

Homer Girl  Scout Troop 137 spent a week in Kodiak Island on an adventure this summer that included peering down the rocket shaft from the top of the launch pad at the Kodiak Rocket Launch Complex, getting their hands on research crabs in a behind the scenes tour of the NOAA Fisheries Lab and experiencing  Russian America. They tried on period Russian dresses at the Baranov Museum and using  World War II communication equipment in the WWII underground bunker at Fort Abercrombie, among many other experiences. The girls traveled to the island aboard the ferry and used their bicycles to travel around Kodiak in spite of the nearly continuous Kodiak rain while working on their Alutiiq, Biking and Camping merit badges.
The trip was funded by a grant from the Homer Foundation and by the generosity of Homer residents who attended their car wash and supported their cookie sales.  

Bird watchers
The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next birding trip will be July 14 to Eagle Lake and the Jaeger Bog. Meet to carpool at the Homestead Restaurant (across from Fritz Creek Store, about 10 miles out East End Rd.) at 8:30 a.m. Rubber boots are recommended for the trail into Eagle Lake, which can be muddy. Also expect mosquitoes. The hike to the Jaeger Bog is approximately two miles on a gravel road, with some uphills. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Craig at 235-0631.

Cartoonist

Jason Shiga

Jason Shiga

As part of “Own the Night,” the teen component of the Summer at HPL Summer Reading Program, the Homer Public Library presents two events with renown author and cartoonist Jason Shiga.
Shiga incorporates puzzles, mysteries and unconventional narrative techniques into his work.
Shiga will give a presentation at the library on July 25 at 6:30 p.m. called “Interactive Comics and the Making of Meanwhile.” A book-signing will follow.
On July 26, Shiga will offer a workshop on making interactive comics for youth ages 10-17. The workshops runs from 1-3 p.m., and space is limited. Please pre-register either in person or by e-mail to CHaines@ci.homer.ak.us. Both events are free.
Call Claudia at 235-3180 for more information.

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